Frank K. (Karl) Zavitkovsky

Frank K. (Karl) Zavitkovsky is Director of the Office of Economic Development for the City of Dallas, Texas. Zavitkovsky worked for Bank of America's Real Estate Group for 16 years, prior to his retirement in June, 2005. He was Managing Director and Commercial Real Estate Division Executive for the Central United States. He also supervised the Commercial Real Estate Advisory Group, where he facilitated investment banking transactions with Public Finance and the Real Estate Investment Bank. Zavitkovsky began his banking career with the International Charter Mortgage Corporation and subsequently Citicorp in San Juan, Puerto Rico, focusing primarily on workouts. In 1978, he moved to Caracas, Venezuela where he led Citicorp's real estate lending activities in Northern South America (Venezuela, Columbia, Ecuador) and the Caribbean. In 1984 Zavitkovsky moved to Dallas to head the Citicorp Real Estate's Southwest Region with offices in Dallas, Houston, and Denver. Zavitkovsky graduated from William and Mary where he majored in economics. He also earned a masters degree from Georgetown's School of Foreign Service, after which he served as a Captain in the U.S. Marine Corps and a Peace Corps Director in Bolivia. Actively involved in the real estate industry, Zavitkovsky serves as an Urban Land Institute Governor and Trustee and is a former member of the Executive Committee. He also participates on The Trust for Public Land Real Estate Council. He previously served on the boards of North Texas Affordable Housing Coalition, the South Dallas Development Corporation, and the National Multi Housing Council. He is past chairman of the Dallas Real Estate Council, the North Texas Affordable Housing Coalition, and the Dallas Ballet.